Naval architecture

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Content summary[edit]

We discuss primarily the ship as a system, and as a link in the transportation system. Introduce the participant to the complexities in the marine environment and the mechanisms involved in the ship system. The participant is also introduced to the various terms used in naval architecture.

Research ship Planet of the German Navy, a SWATH design which evolved from the catamaran concept.


Goals[edit]

To introduce the terms commonly used in naval architecture and introduce the ship as a system.


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Texts[edit]

  • Principles of Naval Architecture (2nd Rev.); Lewis, E.V , 1989, SNAME New York
  • Basic Ship Theory (5th Edition); K.J.Rawson and E.C.Tupper, 2001, Butterworth-Heinemann

Naval Architecture Lessons[edit]

  • Hull Design
  1. Curves of form
  2. Coefficients of form
  • Stability
  1. Buoyancy
  2. Righting arm moments
  • Hydrodynamics
  1. Resistance
  2. Propulsion
  • Loading
  • Behavior
  1. Slamming
  2. Hogging
  • Box Girder Theory
  • Vessel Design
  1. Models & Scaling

Assignments[edit]

Readings[edit]

Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.

References[edit]

Additional helpful readings include:

  • Elements of Ocean Engineering; Randall, Robert E., 1997, SNAME New York
  • Principles of Naval Architecture (2nd Rev.); Lewis, E.V., 1989, SNAME New York
  • Basic Ship Theory (5th Edition); K.J.Rawson and E.C.Tupper, 2001, Butterworth-Heinemann

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